Hard to believe that it's been five years since our wedding! For those of you that were in Chapel Hill on the day of our planned outdoor wedding, you remember the torrential downpour that we experienced. One of my first morning memories of that day will always be sitting in my parents' van in the back parking lot of Forest Theatre, watching it pour down rain, crying while talking to Dale on my cell phone, and urging him to make the final decision to move the ceremony inside. It was such a tough call for us to make, because Dale and our friends had put SO much work into making the theatre look gorgeous for the big day.
But we moved it inside, and it was a good thing we did - it rained all day! And not just sprinkles, either. The rain was blowing sideways, I swear. Looking back at it now, we laugh with our friends who braved the deluge, armed with their umbrellas, to come to Gerrard Hall, which we'd quickly "decorated" the day before after hearing of the rain in the forecast. Thankfully, the clouds took a break from dumping rain on us just long enough for us to snap a few pictures with the wedding party at the Old Well before we headed to the reception.
Just for kicks, Dale and I intend to continue to track the weather on May 1st in Chapel Hill every year. The tally so far? 2004: BUCKETS OF RAIN. Every year since: BEAUTIFUL. (Though there IS a chance of afternoon showers today...)
Google tells me that, in the Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is believed to foretell a strong marriage. The logic is that a wet knot it supposed to be harder to untie. Makes total sense to me!
Happy Anniversary, Dale! Here's to many more...